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Understandably, politics may come up when people talk Cuba. We accept that and believe it's both naive and unhelpful to pretend it's not a part of travel and Cuban experience.

However, if you wish to start topics on Cuban or U.S. politics then you have come to the wrong place, as this is primarily a forum for travellers and locals to exchange advice and connect.

If you'd like to post travel related news items please post a couple of brief paragraphs with a link to the complete article.

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Previously Unpublished Photos Capture Life in Cuba Before Revolution

The Cuban revolution did not happen all at once. In the first half of the 20th century, even as Cuba maintained a reputation as a tourist haven and a haunt for Ernest Hemingway, the island’s politics were almost continually unsettled.
After Fidel Castro’s 1953 uprising against the dictator Fulgencio Batista failed, his followers waited for him to try again. By the end of the decade, Castro had done so — this time succeeding…

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Hello. The title kinda says it all. I'll be arriving in Havana really late, and will probably need money to pay the taxi driver and casa. Will I have any problems changing money at the airport?

Thanks!

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(an extract of a reply Conner Gorry wrote on his last blog post):

If you’re coming to Cuba... donations should be targeted, thoughtful and relevant. Your casa owner does not need gifts, nor should you hand out treats on the streets (the woman tossing bags of gummy bears to little children of color during last week’s antihomophobia conga needs to learn this lesson). Partonize minority owned businesses. Avoid Air B&B (incl their experiences) – these are the country’s 1% and you’re making the well…

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Hi fellow Cuba lovers (or lovers of Cubans!). Nice to be back here; I see a few folks from over the years. Believe it or not, I"m still married to my Cuban husband (13 yrs); we have a 7 yr old daughter and are adopting 2 more girls (explain THAT to a Cuban!). Jejeje.

So, we've been able to travel back a little more frequently in recent years. I need some advice on the best way to get to Santiago from NYC and maybe some non-typical things to do in/ near Santiago.

I can't seem to find any…

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Am I reading this correctly?

Sorry if this has already been discussed.

Cheers,
Terry

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More than 100 people on board plane that crashed
From CNN’s Patrick Oppmann and Marilia Brocchetto

New information from Cuban state media is that the plane that crashed at takeoff at Havana’s airport was a Blue Panoroma flight, not a Cubana airliner flight

The plane was traveling to a local destination, and not an international one.

Cuban state media now reports that the Boeing 737 plane was heading to the Cuban city of Holguin, not to the country of Guyana.

Cuban state media also reports…